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Mobile selves : race, migration, and belonging in Peru and the U.S / Ulla D. Berg.

By: Berg, Ulla D [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Social transformations in American anthropology: Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781479863778; 1479863777.Subject(s): Peruvian Americans -- Social conditions | Peruvian Americans -- Ethnic identity | Transnationalism -- Social aspects -- United States | Transnationalism -- Social aspects -- Peru | Race awareness -- United States | Race awareness -- PeruAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Mobile selvesDDC classification: 305.800985 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Salir Adelante : Migration, Travel, and Aspirational Economies in the Central Andes -- Paper Fixes : The Making of Mobile Subjects in Peru's Migration Industry -- Remote Sensing : Structures of Feeling in Long-Distance Communication -- Unfortunate Visibilities : The Transnational Circulation of Image-Objects -- Enframing Peruvianness : Folkloric Citizenship and Immigrant Personhood -- Phantom Citizens in El Quinto Suyo.
Summary: Mobile Selves illuminates how transnational communicative practices and forms of exchange produce new forms of kinship and social relations, as well as new forms of self-presentation and belonging for global labor migrants. It shows how migrants create new portrayals of themselves which work both to overcome the class and racial biases that they had faced in their home country, as well as to control the images they share of themselves with others back home. Migrant videos, for example, which document migrants' lives for family back home, are often sanitized to avoid causing worry. In this enga.
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Salir Adelante : Migration, Travel, and Aspirational Economies in the Central Andes -- Paper Fixes : The Making of Mobile Subjects in Peru's Migration Industry -- Remote Sensing : Structures of Feeling in Long-Distance Communication -- Unfortunate Visibilities : The Transnational Circulation of Image-Objects -- Enframing Peruvianness : Folkloric Citizenship and Immigrant Personhood -- Phantom Citizens in El Quinto Suyo.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Mobile Selves illuminates how transnational communicative practices and forms of exchange produce new forms of kinship and social relations, as well as new forms of self-presentation and belonging for global labor migrants. It shows how migrants create new portrayals of themselves which work both to overcome the class and racial biases that they had faced in their home country, as well as to control the images they share of themselves with others back home. Migrant videos, for example, which document migrants' lives for family back home, are often sanitized to avoid causing worry. In this enga.

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